Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Circle Hostel in San Juan, La Union

The Circle Hostel is not the typical accommodation that you always see standing in front of the beach or just nearby. It’s a structure that’s created with peaceful and artistic mind to provide a sanctuary for surfers and beach lovers. 

The Circle Hostel

Situated in the surfing paradise of San JuanLa Union, The Circle is the best place for travelers who want affordable lodging with friendly atmosphere. The beds are made from bamboo wood with comfortable bed toppings.  You can sleep either in the bunkhouses or hammocks. There's also a common area for social gatherings and yoga.

The Circle's common area


By Bus

From Manila, take a bus bound to Laoag, Vigan and Abra. You can choose different bus company including Florida, Genesis, Dominion, FariƱas, Viron and Parta. Ask the driver to let you down at the San Juan Surf Resort, San Juan, La Union. After that, you will see Urbiztondo Grill. There’s a small road on the right leading to The Circle. 

By Car

From Manila, take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and then connect through the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) until the Tarlac City. Follow the National Highway (MacArthur Highway) through Pangasinan and then La Union. You will pass by the towns of Gerona, Paniqui, Moncada, Carmen, and Villasis.

When you get to Urdaneta City, pass the city market on your left then a Petron gas station on your right. Turn left on the next intersection (Urdaneta-Manaoag road). You will be passing by the following towns; Sto. Tomas, Agoo, Aringay, Caba, Bauang and then San Fernando City. Upon entering Brgy. Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union, you will then see the National Food Authority (NFA) building to your right. When you see the San Juan Surf Resort on your left you will see the Urbiztondo Grill on your right, directly after will be an access road on the right leading to The Circle Hostel.

Surfing in La Union


  • Hot and Cold Shower
  • Free Wifi
  • Lockers (please bring own padlock)
  • Free Painting
  • Bunkhouses with 45 single beds
  • 35 Hammock spaces
The bunk bed rate is just only Php 450 per person. It's really affordable compare with other resorts in San Juan.

Surfing Paradise

The Circle is just 200 meters away from the beach. So If you want to surf and don't have surfboard, you can rent surfboards in The Circle. They also have instructors if you want to learn the art of surfing. There's also a  yoga lesson that you can join to relax your body from tiring outdoor activities.

  • Macho Temple
  • Pindangan Ruins
  • Baluarte Watch Tower
  • Centennial Tunnel
  • World War II Vintage Canon
  • La Union Botanical Garden
  • La Union Centennial Tree 
  • Bolikewkew Rice Terraces
  • Amburayan River
  • Bambana Natural Cove Formation
  • Tapuacan River
  • Hanging Bridge and Bacsil Ridge

Resort/ Hostel Name: The Circle Hostel
Resort/  Hostel Address/ Location: Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
Resort/Hostel Contact: +639178326253/ lu@thecirclehostel.com/ reservations@thecirclehostel.com
Resort/Hostel website: www.thecirclehostel.com

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  1. Marco let's surf in La Union.. show me as well this cool lodging venue for surfers.. I want to experience to sleep on their bunkhouse

  2. Jessie dela CruzJune 4, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Sama mo naman ako sa mga adventure mo Marco :-)

  3. Sure no problem.. Just pm when you are available.. biglaan ksi mga adventure ko eh.. hihihi



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